I am looking very closely at the D5000 and the Pentax K-x. I've held the D5000 (briefly at store) and liked it. Haven't had a chance with the K-x yet, so that will be my next step. Then I've thrown in the G11 as a possibility thought it's a P&S because it seems to be a better-than-usual superzoom and I'm still trying to sort out what's so special about it and whether it will save me money on buying a bunch of lenses on DSLR's through the years. D5000. I like everything about it, especially the swivel LCD. I love doing street photography and candid shots of people in non-pose'y private moments. A swiveling LCD is perfect for that - when people see you actually pointing a camera at them, they ruin it by saying "cheese" or covering their face . Pentax K-x. I keep hearing this is pretty light-weight and, therefore, quite portable and I also have seen some great deals on body plus the two lenses I'll probably ever buy for the price that it would cost me to get the D5000 with just the standard kit. As a newbie, it's my impression (from online reviews only for what that's worth) that the K-x has a gentler learning curve than the D5000 (true?). I want to learn, but I don't want to have to get a degree in photography to manage my camera either. I worry that, with the D5000, by the time I get the lenses I'd want or need, I'll break the bank and have a camera that's too heavy to happily carry around. With street photography, I like to be ready to take a shot of someone far away or the guy right next to me, so changing lenses half-way through bugs me ... I would love to be a one-lense kind of gal, which is why I was considering the superzooms and which is the only reason the G11 is still on the list. Okay, I went on too long. I'm sure my comparison question is not original, but humor me anyway (at least a little bit).